mightysparks wrote: ↑
December 23rd, 2018, 12:19 am
My boyfriend and I watched the first 2 episodes of Cowboy Bebop (yes I’m finally getting around to watching it) last night. I was honestly really surprised at how good it was and how much I enjoyed it. We both loved the editing, and as I generally have issues with anime and animation, particularly sci-fi because I feel animation loses all the reality grounding that is important for me in sci-fi because ‘anything can happen’ (eg like Dead Leaves) what I really liked was how much it felt just like a regular show. The animation and cinematography were nice, and along with the editing it really made the story, characters and humor stand out more than the fact it was animated. Can definitely see the similarities to Firefly, especially with the music. I thought this was going to be a chore of a show to get through but really looking forward to watching the rest
If you want to watch more anime after you finish it, here are a few recommendations:
If you like the style and editing of Cowboy Bebop, you might like Samurai Champloo, by the same director.
If you're interested in watching realistic anime, targeted toward a mature audience, you might like Planetes and Monster.
Planetes is probably the most realistic sci-fi anime series. It's about a group of people who work in space, set in 2075.
Monster is a thriller about a doctor who's trying to track down a serial killer. It has noirish style, and the character design is more realistic than most anime.
I might watch Firefly soon, so if I do, it'll be interesting to see if it reminds me of Cowboy Bebop.